Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time extends West End booking to October 2015

The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has extended its West End booking period at the Gielgud Theatre to 24th October 2015. Over 150,000 extra tickets are now on sale. 

Director Marianne Elliott’s seven-time Olivier Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time can also be seen on tour in the UK and Ireland, where the show was recently nominated for two Manchester Theatre Awards for its run at the Lowry, Salford, including ‘Best Visiting Production’ and ‘Best Actor’ for Joshua Jenkins as Christopher Boone. The tour continues its run until 7th November 2015.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened to critical acclaim at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway in October 2014, where the show continues to play to packed houses and last week announced the production has officially recouped.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, adapted by Simon Stephens. The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in August 2012. Following the sell-out run at the NT the production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in March 2013. In May last year Simon Stephens’ adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was added to the AQA GCSE English literature set texts for English schools, making it the only modern play currently performing in the West End to be part of AQA Post-1914 drama and prose selection.

The Gielgud cast currently includes: Graham Butler (Christopher), Vivienne Acheampong (No. 40/Punk Girl), Daniel Casey(Roger Shears), Emily Joyce (Judy), Abram Rooney (Alternate Christopher), Gay Soper (Mrs Alexander), Paul Stocker (Mr Thompson), Nicolas Tennant (Ed), Tony Turner (Reverend Peters), Victoria Willing (Mrs Shears) andSarah Woodward (Siobhan). They are joined by Sam Bond, Penelope McGhie, Roxanne Palmer and Mark Rawlings.

Photo Credit:  Brinkhoff Mögenburg

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